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Stress Awareness

Stress Awareness

#StressAwarenessMonth, The Stress Awareness Month

is an annual thirty day period when people talk about stress openly and freely with friends, family and colleagues to raise awareness. pril is Stress Awareness Month. During the Stress Awareness Month, has been held every April, since 1992, healthcare experts raise public awareness about causes and cure for stress. A number of major mental health problems, including anxiety and depression, is caused by the stress epidemic. Stress Awareness Month gives us an opportunity to discuss what is causing stress and ways to cope with its effects.

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During the Stress Awareness Month, healthcare professionals, Non-Governmental Organisations and governments' health departments take various initiatives to inform people about the dangers of stress, its symptoms and misconceptions that are prevalent in our society. Stress not only causes mental health issues, but also is linked to physical health problems like heart disease and digestive problems. The gastroparises developed from stress symptoms. Over time I have had to learn how to manage the stress cope and just work on self care and self compassion.

parenting a special needs child is stressfull so is having speical needs yoursel and if other members of the family have special needs there is a lot of coping skills and tricks we need to learn in order to manage the stress. Balancing life as a special needs parent is difficult you struggle to find balance do you go out with friends and let the dishes slide so you can work out for a hour to get rid of the stress. One way is DBT or Mindfullness theraphy it is used for Mindful Self-Compassion guided meditation alleviate stress, relax and cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Many people suffering from stress or some kind of mental illness hesitate to talk about it with others and even don't consult an expert. They downplay the stigma that is associated with stress and its effects. Sometimes people don't pay attention to symptoms of stress in kids because of lack of knowledge about the subject. During the Stress Awareness Month, efforts are taken to encourage people to discuss if they have stress about family, work, relationship or for no reason. Kids deal with stress and don't deal with it in the same way us adults do as well. Help lighten their load have those hard to have conversations. Talk about sex, drugs achol don't just tell them not to do it but explain why side effects what to look out for when it is offered. Then they will learn not to go to those things when stressed out but will look at healthy options like going for a walk, taking a shower or painting their nails.

here is a link I found if you want to know more

http://www.stress.org.uk/national-stress-awareness-month-2019/

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